UPDATE: Stock Market is On Track for Another Losing Week 10/4/13
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are inching higher in early trading, but the market is still on track for a second losing week in a row.
Investors have been discouraged this week as political wrangling over the new health care law led to a partial shutdown of the government that is now in its fourth day.
The S&P has finished higher only twice in the past 11 days as disgust over the budget impasse grows. The index is down 0.5 percent for the week.